One Of The Unhealthiest Foods is this!
The meat and dairy industry is highly subsidized, as this graph from Dr. Neal Barnard from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine shows. On the left we see that 73.8% of government funding goes to the meat and dairy industry, even while the graph on the right clearly indicates that Federal nutrition recommendations are that these animal foods should be consumed as a very minor part of any healthy diet.
Keep in mind cows milk is specifically designed to help baby calves grow into 1500 pound cows. Dr. Barnard explains that cow’s milk products are heavy in fat which is mostly saturated. Saturated fat causes serious health problems. “The typical slice of cheese is 70 percent fat — that’s one step away from Vaseline. It’s one of the unhealthiest foods you can eat.” – Dr. Neal Barnard. It is also addictive because cheese is a dairy product that has been manipulated and concentrated far beyond what is naturally found in milk. It contains high amounts of casomorphins, which basically have an opioid effect. This effect results in actual addicting qualities. In nature cows milk’s natural casomorphins serve a purpose of encouraging a baby calf to continue to suckle and grow.